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Macken, John

(?   -    ) UK scientist and author whose Reuben Maitland sequence of Technothrillers, beginning with Dirty Little Lies (2007), focuses on a UK police forensic unit called Genecrime; volume three of the sequence, Breaking Point (2009), is set in the Near Future. [JC]

Hopkins, Alice K

(1839-?   ) US author whose two novels of interest veer dangerously close to occultism, though each features a Lost Race. They are A Daughter of the Druids (1892) as by A K H and Mona the Druidess; Or, the Astral Science of Old Britain (1904); in each case the lost race boasts a woman of power. [JC]

Cleopatra in Space

US animated tv series (2019-current). DreamWorks Animation. Based on the graphic novels by Mike Maihack. Directors include Jayson Thiessen and Scooter Tidwell. Writers include Lindsay Kerns and Belinda King. Executive Producers include Doug Langdale. Voice cast includes Katie Crown, Jorge Diaz, Lilimar Hernandez, Jonathan Kite, Sendhil Ramamurthy and Kari Wahlgren. 26 21-minute episodes. Colour. / In ancient Egypt the teenaged Cleopatra VII (Hernandez), desiring adventure and unhappy with ...

Stewart, Michael [2]

UK author (1945-    ), most of whose novels are medical thrillers, although Monkey Shines (1983), filmed by George A Romero as Monkey Shines (1988), uses the sf premise that a monkey may have her intelligence successfully augmented through the injection of human genetic material (see Apes as Human); the experiment ends tragically. Other thrillers with sf elements include Far Cry (1984), Blindsight (1987), Prodigy (1988), which also includes elements of occult horror, Grace ...

Lull, D

(?   -?1917) US Methodist minister active in White Plains, New York and author whose Utopia, Celestia (1907), which is set in 1976, is based sanguinedly on Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward (1888). [JC]

Nicholls, Peter

(1939-2018) Australian editor and author, primarily a critic and historian of sf through his creation and editing of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction [see below]; resident in the UK 1970-1988, in Australia from 1988; worked as an academic in English literature (1962-1968, 1971-1977), scripted television documentaries, was a Harkness Fellow in Film-making (1968-1970) in the USA, worked as a publisher's editor (1982-1983), often broadcast film and book reviews on BBC Radio from 1974 and ...

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